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June 30, 2012

Except for a brief 30-year window when religion and rectitude ruled the day, the traditional 4th of July celebration in Indianapolis has remained largely unchanged since 1822. Meat is barbecued, fireworks are exploded and alcoholic beverages are consumed. It’s a […]

Heritage Steward: Susan Sutton

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June 29, 2012, 4 Comments

NAME:  Susan Sutton TITLE:  Coordinator, Visual Reference Services  FOR:  Indiana Historical Society SINCE?  1986 ORIGINALLY FROM? Indiana YOUR J ...

Friday Favorite: Lions at American Legion Headquarters

June 29, 2012, 5 Comments

Ever heard that Alice in Wonderland:  “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Here in In ...

Indianapolis Then and Now: 1424 Delaware, Old Northside

June 28, 2012, 2 Comments

If you’ve ever been on North Delaware Street, across the street from the Harrison Center for the Arts, you might notice the B&B that looks l ...

  • WTH Weds: The Odd Couple
    June 27, 2012, 1 Comment

    There is a cabin on the banks of a cool, clear, mountain stream fed by glacier melt, nestled among the firs. Deer frolic in the meadows.  All is well is here. Almost… except for that Italianate eyesore next door!   […]

  • Room With a View: Downtown Marsh to Mass Ave
    June 26, 2012, 1 Comment

    What fun, to head over to O’Malia’s (that’s what I still call it, but ok, it’s actually a Marsh now) in search of some Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Mix and find a horse and carriage clop into view. We’re all [&hel ...

  • Building Language: Beaux Arts
    June 26, 2012, 1 Comment

    Beaux Arts. Several notable Indianapolis structures feature the architectural style of the Beaux Arts. Beaux Arts (French for “Fine Arts”) traces its roots from the École des Beaux-Arts, a school of architecture in France. Several nota ...

  • Ladies Lounge: Up-Do’s For You
    June 25, 2012, No comments

    For some of us, the summer inspires contemplation of murder…of our lengthy locks. I love having a head full of thick, long, auburn hair…until the mercury creeps into the upper 80’s plus. That’s about the time I momen ...

  • Sunday Prayers: Headstones
    June 24, 2012, 4 Comments

    I don’t know that I’ve ever visited a cemetery that doesn’t have some faded out, fallen over or otherwise challenged headstones. It’s always a little heart-breaking when  you see someone’s final resting place ...

  • Sunday Adverts: School 23rd & Alabama
    June 24, 2012, 8 Comments

    The year was 1924 and there was a college at 23rd  & Alabama Streets? How fascinating that this was what qualified a person to become a teacher and look at these disciplines.  My how times have changed. As reader & […]